University of the West of Scotland

Paramedic Science University of the West of Scotland Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

This programme will run in September 2020 subject to validation from the University and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). On successful completion students will be eligible to apply for professional registration with the HCPC.
The course will run for 3 years full-time and will be based at our new Lanarkshire Campus.

About the programme
This programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills you require to be a registered paramedic. You will develop the confidence and compassion to deliver high quality emergency care in a range of settings.

Theory and clinical simulation skills learnt at our state-of-the-art campus will be applied and integrated in practical settings. Practice based opportunities will be both within the Scottish Ambulance Service and in a range of associated health and social care settings.

Opportunities to work with a team of healthcare professionals will develop an integrated approach to health and social care required for contemporary paramedic practice.

The programme will integrate theory and practice-based learning. On successful completion students will be proficient to undertake the full scope of paramedic practice and be eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC.

The programme will be modular in structure combining classroom based face-to-face lectures, workshops and tutorials, simulated practice learning and Objective Clinical Skills Examination preparation, and online digital delivery. Topics will include clinical science, health psychology, public health, ethics, leadership, management and research.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code B950
Institution code U40
Campus name Lanarkshire Campus
Campus code I

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 - 102 points
A level CDD Including Biology or Human Biology
Scottish Higher BBBC Including Biology or Human Biology
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 27 points Including Biology or Human Biology
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H4 Including Biology or Human Biology

SWAP applications with Access to Medicine and Access to Science (BBB inc Biology or Human Biology) will also be considered for entry to Year 1.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of the West of Scotland
Paisley Campus
High Street

Course contact details

Applicant Enquiry Team

0800 027 1000

Fax: 0141 887 0812